Acute coronary syndrome due to bare metal stent fracture in the right coronary artery


ŞATIROĞLU Ö. , BOSTAN M. , BOZKURT E.

KARDIOLOGIA POLSKA, vol.69, no.8, pp.859-862, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 69 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Title of Journal : KARDIOLOGIA POLSKA
  • Page Numbers: pp.859-862

Abstract

Stent fracture (SF) has been suggested to be an unusual cause of restenosis after drug eluting-stent implantation. However, angiographically visible SF after bare metal scent (BMS) implantation is extremely rare. We present a case of a 58 year-old male patient who presented with unstable angina secondary to a SF of a BMS within two months of elective percutaneous coronary intervention for right coronary artery associated with a muscle bridge and atherosclerotic stenosis.